"Warwicum, Northhamtonia, Huntingdonia, Cantabrigia, Suffolcia, Oxonium, Buckinghamia, Bedfordia, Hartfordia, Essexia, Berceria Middelsexia, Southhatonia, Surria, Cantiu & Southsexia", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Southeast England
Period: 1628 (circa)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
18.4 x 14.5 inches
46.7 x 36.8 cm
Mercator's great map of the southeast region of England including the British Channel and London. The map includes London, Kent, Oxford and Cambridge, as it covers the region between Norwich in the north and west to beyond the Isle of Wight. The sea is engraved in a moiré pattern and the title is included in a fine strapwork cartouche. French text on verso, published between 1628-33.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5114:1.1.
A nice impression on a lightly toned sheet with an archivally repaired centerfold separation at bottom, marginal soiling, and light dampstains on the sides of the sheet, not affecting the image.